'We no longer have freedom of the press,' Trump declares

President Trump again slammed the media on Sunday, declaring that “we no longer have Freedom of the Press!”

He made the comment in a Sunday morning tweet where he also said: “Journalistic standards are nonexistent today.”

Trump’s post was in response to a tweet blasting ABC News for not airing a report about Jeffrey Epstein while publicizing accusations of misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process.

The president has frequently attacked the media in the past.

In a tweet months ago, he wrote: “The press is doing everything within their power to fight the magnificence of the phrase, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! They can’t stand the fact that this Administration has done more than virtually any other Administration in its first 2yrs. They are truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

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Printing the New York Times in 1942
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Printing the New York Times in 1942

The Newsroom 

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The bullpen

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Telegraphers record messages in the wire room.

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Incoming copy from AP

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Copy boys mimeograph dispatches.

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Dispatches.

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As the copy boy's rush to meet deadlines mimeographed dispatches cover the floor.

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Editors can be seen at the foreign desk discarding stories by 'spiking' them. 

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These editors are responsible for all stories outside the U.S. 

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NYT correspondents for Argentina, Switzerland, and Mexico.

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Drama critic Brooks Atkinson.

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Old and new dictionaries. 

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Head of the 'morgue' Tommy Bracken. 

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A New York Times radio operator. 

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In the radio room, the news is sent out to ships in morse code. 

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A radio operator records a message from Switzerland. 

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A cartographer looks over charts before preparing a map of the war in Europe. 

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The photo department sends out photo all over the world. 

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A negative is inspected in the dark room.

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A fashion image is retouched. 

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As mats are completed they are checked off by page. 

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One the page is marked up the completed time is marked alongside it. 

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A story is typed out on a linotype in the composing room. 

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Style change notices. 

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Linotype slugs are picked up from the table. 

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A mat is looked over for errors. 

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A man operates a proof press. 

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A page is prepared for print in the composing room. 

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This man has set the daily index by hand for 15 years.

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Proofs posted on the wall. 

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As deadlines creep closer page one is completed. 

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Type is set.

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Workers move a 1608 lbs paper reel. 

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Paper is fed through the press. 

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Curved plates are prepared for the press. 

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Curved plates are assigned their corresponding page number. 

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Plates are loaded onto the press. 

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Numbered plates await the press. 

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The press is almost ready to run. 

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And the press is a go! 

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The first edition is checked for quality. 

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Finished papers are cut. 

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Completed papers are bundled for delivery. 

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A truck is loaded with the latest edition of the New York Times. 

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A cart is loaded with finished papers. 

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